Police Department

Services

The Ridgeland Police Department Investigations unit is headed by Lieutenant Daniel Litchfield. The objective of the unit is the successful identification, apprehension and prosecution of criminal offenders.

It is the policy of the Ridgeland Police Department to conduct as complete a criminal investigation as possible, while taking into consideration the most effective use of the physical, financial, and manpower resources of the Investigations Division.

You can reach Lt. Litchfield at 843-726-7509.

The Ridgeland Police Department employs three officers for traffic enforcement. At least one officer is on patrol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their duty is to provide safe travel on the streets of Ridgeland and on Interstate 95 by enforcing the compliance to the traffic rules and regulations by all drivers as well as lowering crime and increasing the quality of life. This portion of the department is headed by Sergeant Tim East.

TIM EAST
Sergeant
teast[at]ridgelandsc.gov
Ext. 7515

ANTHONY BUCHANAN
Officer
abuchanan[at]ridgelandsc.gov
Ext. 7710

CHRIS WARREN
Officer
cwarren[at]ridgelandsc.gov
Ext. 7707

The Uniformed Patrol is charged with the primary responsibility for all law enforcement activities within the community. The Patrol Division’s mission is to preserve the peace, protect life and property against the effects of criminal activity and to ensure the safety of the motoring public by enforcing all traffic laws 24-hours a day. The uniformed Police Officers are the most visible and readily identifiable representatives of the Town of Ridgeland Police Department. This portion of the department is headed by Lieutenant Joseph Ginn.

ROBERT MARTIN
Officer
rmartin[at]ridgelandsc.gov
Ext. 7708

TIMOTHY HOWARD
Officer
thoward[at]ridgelandsc.gov

LANDON MCCORMICK
Officer
lmccormick[at]ridgelandsc.gov
Ext. 7713

KEVIN CAMPBELL
Officer
kcampbell[at]ridgelandsc.gov
Ext 7709

MARSHALL TAYLOR
Officer
mtaylor[at]ridgelandsc.gov
Ext. 7711

ADAM FRINK
Reserve Officer
afrink[at]ridgelandsc.gov

ROB DAVIS
Reserve Officer
rdavis[at]ridgelandsc.gov

RUSTY WELLS
Reserve Officer
rwells[at]ridgelandsc.gov

If you need assistance, please contact Victim’s Advocate Jessica Clements.  Office – 843-726-7530 or e-mail her at jclements[at]ridgelandsc.gov

MISSION OF VICTIM ADVOCATES

The victim advocates respond to the needs of crime victims in an empowering and proactive manner, striving to inform victims of their rights under the law in order to facilitate informed participation in the criminal justice system.

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE VICTIM ADVOCATE

  1. Assistance completing Victim Impact Statements and crime victim compensation (CVC) applications and appeals if a victim CVC claim is denied.
  2. Act as a liaison between the victim and prosecuting attorney.
  3. Accompaniment at victim interviews, sentencing hearing and trials.
  4. Assist victims with return or property.
  5. Trial preparation.
  6. Safety planning.
  7. Notify victims of hearing dates and changes to those dates.
  8. Explain the court process.
  9. Familiarize victims and witnesses with courtrooms prior to trials and hearings.
  10. Provide a safe location for victims to wait prior to testifying or attending hearings.
  11. Provide information about available protection from threats or harm.
  12. Assist victims with completing restitution paperwork upon request.
  13. Inform Victims or their rights.
  14. Refer victims to necessary resources.
  15. Notify victims of the final outcome of felony cases.
  16. Contact employers to explain or verify a victim’s involvement in a case at the victim’s request.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Contact: Citizen’s Opposed To Domestic Assault (CODA)
Email: coda[at]islc.net
Website: www.codabft.com
Crisis Hotline: 1-800-868-2632
National Sites: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), Family Violence Prevention Fund, National Coalition for Domestic Abuse Awareness, Office on Violence Against Woman, Family Services
Contact: Jasper County Department of Social Services (DSS), United Way of The Low Country
Free Tax Services: vitalowcountry[at]yahoo.com

CHILD VICTIM SERVICES

Contact: Hope Haven – Rape Crisis, 1-800-637-7273, Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)

National Sites:

  • Missing Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • National Associate of Counsel for Children
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
  • Child Abuse Prevention Network
  • Sex Assault – National Sites
  • Coalition of Forensic Sexual Assault Examiners (SANE)
  • Security on Campus, Inc.
  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

The Records Clerk is Jessica Clements. She maintains all police reports and documents for the Department.

Police reports are available to the public, courts, and media as stipulated by the Freedom of Information Act.

The Records Clerk is able to provide copies of reports Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. If further information is needed you can call directly at 843-726-7530 or by email: jclements[at]ridgelandsc.gov

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